High winds to wipe out the record warmth

Good Sunday to one and all. Lexington broke a nearly 150 year old record high on Saturday as the thermometer hit 70 degrees. Another record is likely to fall today, but high winds look to wipe all this out later tonight and Monday.

Today’s record is 70 from back in 1927 and it’s likely to fall. The only thing that could keep it going would be a lot of clouds. While I do expect some clouds, we still should be able to reach that number.

The clouds are ahead of a big wind maker rolling across the plains states. This storm system works into our region overnight into early Monday with a band of showers and thunderstorms.

High winds will be the main threat overnight and Monday. Gusts of 40mph to 50mph are very possible across our region. It might be a good time to secure those Christmas decorations and loose objects outside.

Temps behind this system will stay above normal through Wednesday, but won’t be nearly as warm as what we are currently dealing with.

A true December cold front arrives late Wednesday into Thursday with much colder air coming in behind it. Check out the progression on the European Model:


The arrival of the front is slowing down just a little on the models as a wave of low pressure develops along it. That should scoot by just to our east. A second system then dives in from the northwest Friday night into Saturday…


That setup could deliver a burst of snow showers to our region. Northwesterly winds behind this could also aid in snow showers and flurries through Saturday. Highs may not get above freezing with lows hitting the teens on a morning or two.

A couple of storm systems will then likely impact our Christmas week weather. Up and down temps look like a good bet as winter isn’t quite ready to lock in for good. Maybe we can get one of the “downs” for Christmas?

I leave you with all your Sunday weather tracking toys:



Enjoy the warm weather and take care.

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